Higher Education

Natural Hazards and Disasters, 4th Edition

  • Donald Hyndman University of Montana
  • David Hyndman Michigan State University
  • ISBN-10: 1133590810  |  ISBN-13: 9781133590811
  • 576 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2009, 2006
  • © 2014 | Published
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Overview

Cengage Learning's Natural Hazards and Disasters brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools along with market leading text content for introductory earth science courses. Adopt the resources that enable your students to purchase the right solution to meet their needs, whether it's a traditional printed text, all digital learning platform, or package that includes the best of both worlds. With the recently updated Natural Hazards and Disasters and CourseMate's interactive teaching and learning tools, it's never been easier to help students understand the underlying geological processes, explore the impact these processes have on humans and vice versa, and analyze strategies for mitigating these hazards' physical and financial harm. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

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Features and Benefits

  • Critical View features ask students to use what they have learned in the chapters to analyze potential hazards in photographs of real situations.
  • Critical Thinking Questions at the end of each chapter. These questions help students apply concepts from the chapter to difficult real-life situations such as zoning and development issues, the balance between personal freedoms and government protections, or the cost and benefits of hazard mitigation.
  • The extensive art program enhances visual learning. Figure titles show students the relevance of the piece at first glance. Photos are labeled to indicate key features. Photos are paired photos with diagrams to encourage students to relate real-world and scientific views. Multi-part figures set up constructive comparisons between related figures.
  • By the Numbers boxes present more-quantitative aspects of the concepts explained in the book, offering instructors the flexibility to incorporate more or less of this material according to their preferences.
  • A Geologic Time Scale and a brief discussion on the nature of rocks and minerals in the online Appendix help students understand the background of some natural hazards.
  • Most chapters begin with a brief account of a natural disaster, illustrating the dramatic impact that natural disasters have on the lives of real people.

Table of Contents

1. Natural Hazards and Disasters.
2. Plate Tectonics and Physical Hazards.
3. Earthquakes and Their Causes.
4. Earthquake Predictions, Forecasts, and Mitigation.
5. Tsunami.
6. Volcanoes: Tectonic Environments and Eruptions.
7. Volcanoes: Hazards and Mitigation.
8. Landslides and Other Downslope Movements.
9. Sinkholes, Land Subsidence, and Swelling Soils.
10. Weather, Thunderstorms, and Tornadoes.
11. Climate Change.
12. Streams and Flood Processes.
13. Floods and Human Interactions.
14. Waves, Beaches, and Coastal Erosion.
15. Hurricanes and Nor'easters.
16. Wildfires.
17. Impact of Asteroids and Comets.
18. The Future: Where Do We Go from Here?

What's New

  • For the first time in this edition, the authors devote an entire chapter to climate and climate change. Chapter 11, "Climate Change" includes extensive and cutting-edge material on climate change and its impact on hazards such as the increased severity of hurricanes, droughts, and subsidence and greenhouse-gas generation due to melting permafrost.
  • Chapter 10, "Weather, Thunderstorms, and Tornadoes," has been substantially revised and now focused entirely on weather and weather-related hazards, including expanded coverage of the Coriolis effect, monsoons, and droughts. Material on Thunderstorms and Tornadoes now appears in this chapter.
  • Chapter 16, "Wildfires," was also given careful attention in response to reviewer feedback, and now includes expanded coverage of the fire triangle.
  • The book provides up-to-date information on hazards and on recent major natural disasters, including the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the 2011 east coast earthquake, the 2011 tornado in Joplin, Missouri, recent landslides in Los Angeles, the 2010-2011 drought in Texas, the 2010 European heat wave, the 2011 super outbreak of tornadoes in the southeast, along with many others.
  • Cases in Point, which bring focus to some of the key principles and processes through specific natural disasters, appear at the end of chapters to improve flow of the text. New in this edition, each Case in Point is followed by Critical Thinking Questions that ask students to apply what they have learned from the case and extend their understanding. For the first time, older Cases in Point that have been removed from the book to make room for new cases will be made available online.
  • InfoTrac® Student Collections are specialized databases expertly drawn from the Gale Academic One library. Each InfoTrac® Student Collection enhances the student learning experience in the specific course area related to the product. These specialized databases allow access to hundreds of scholarly and popular publications - all reliable sources - including journals, encyclopedias, and academic reports. Learn more and access at: http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1133596975 | ISBN-13: 9781133596974)

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PowerLecture  (ISBN-10: 1133598684 | ISBN-13: 9781133598688)

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The Virtual Field Trips in Geology, by Dr. Parvinder S. Sethi from Radford University, are concept-based activities that teach students geology by using famous locations throughout the United States. Designed to be used as homework assignments or lab work, the field trips use a rich array of multimedia to demonstrate concepts. High definition videos, images, panoramas, quizzes, and Google Earth layers work together in Virtual Field Trips in Geology to bring concepts to life. Topics include: Desert Environments, Geologic Time, Hydrothermal Activity, Running Water, Sedimentary Rocks, Earthquakes & Seismicity, Glaciers & Glaciation, Igneous Rocks, Mass Wasting, Volcano Types, Plate Tectonics, Mineral Resources, Metamorphism & Metamorphic Rocks, Groundwater, and Shorelines & Shoreline Processes.

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Updated several times a day, the Global Geoscience Watch is a focused portal into GREENR - our Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources - an ideal one-stop site for classroom discussion and research projects for all things geoscience! Broken into the four key course areas (Geography, Geology, Meteorology, and Oceanography), you can easily get to the most relevant content available for your course. You and your students will have access to the latest information from trusted academic journals, news outlets, and magazines. You also will receive access to statistics, primary sources, case studies, podcasts, and much more!

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Virtual Field Trips in Geology (Complete Set of 15) Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495560693 | ISBN-13: 9780495560692)

The Virtual Field Trips in Geology, by Dr. Parvinder S. Sethi from Radford University, are concept-based activities that teach you geology by using famous locations throughout the United States. Designed to be used as homework assignments or lab work, the field trips use a rich array of multimedia to demonstrate concepts. High definition videos, images, panoramas, quizzes, and Google Earth layers work together in Virtual Field Trips in Geology to bring concepts to life. Topics include: Desert Environments, Geologic Time, Hydrothermal Activity, Running Water, Sedimentary Rocks, Earthquakes & Seismicity, Glaciers & Glaciation, Igneous Rocks, Mass Wasting, Volcano Types, Plate Tectonics, Mineral Resources, Metamorphism & Metamorphic Rocks, Groundwater, and Shorelines & Shoreline Processes.

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Virtual Field Trips in Geology (Complete Set of 15), 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0495560707 | ISBN-13: 9780495560708)

The Virtual Field Trips in Geology, by Dr. Parvinder S. Sethi from Radford University, are concept-based activities that teach you geology by using famous locations throughout the United States. Designed to be used as homework assignments or lab work, the field trips use a rich array of multimedia to demonstrate concepts. High definition videos, images, panoramas, quizzes, and Google Earth layers work together in Virtual Field Trips in Geology to bring concepts to life. Topics include: Desert Environments, Geologic Time, Hydrothermal Activity, Running Water, Sedimentary Rocks, Earthquakes & Seismicity, Glaciers & Glaciation, Igneous Rocks, Mass Wasting, Volcano Types, Plate Tectonics, Mineral Resources, Metamorphism & Metamorphic Rocks, Groundwater, and Shorelines & Shoreline Processes.

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Global Geoscience Watch Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111429065 | ISBN-13: 9781111429065)

Updated several times a day, the Global Geoscience Watch is an ideal one-stop site for current events and research projects for all things geoscience! Broken into the four key course areas (Geography, Geology, Meteorology, and Oceanography), you can easily find the most relevant information for the course you are taking. You will have access to the latest information from trusted academic journals, news outlets, and magazines. You also will receive access to statistics, primary sources, case studies, podcasts, and much more!

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Global Geoscience Watch, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111429057 | ISBN-13: 9781111429058)

Updated several times a day, the Global Geoscience Watch is an ideal one-stop site for current events and research projects for all things geoscience! Broken into the four key course areas (Geography, Geology, Meteorology, and Oceanography), you can easily find the most relevant information for the course you are taking. You will have access to the latest information from trusted academic journals, news outlets, and magazines. You also will receive access to statistics, primary sources, case studies, podcasts, and much more!

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Donald Hyndman

Donald Hyndman is an emeritus professor in the Department of Geology at the University of Montana, where he has taught courses in natural hazards, regional geology, igneous and metamorphic petrology, volcanology, and advanced igneous petrology. He continues to lecture on natural hazards. Donald is co-originator and coauthor of six books in the Roadside Geology series and one on the geology of the Pacific Northwest, and he has also written a textbook on Igneous Petrology. His B.S. in Geological Engineering is from the University of British Columbia, and his Ph.D. in Geology is from the University of California Berkeley. He has received the Distinguished Teaching Award and the Distinguished Scholar Award, both given by the University of Montana.

David Hyndman

David Hyndman is Donald's son, and a young star in the geological sciences. He is a full professor at Michigan State University, after earning his PhD from Stanford University in 1995. In 2002 he received the Darcy Distinguished Lecturer award, the top award that a hydrogeologist may receive in his or her field. He has won several teaching awards at MSU as well, and is actively involved in the Interactive Studies 203 course at MSU, one of the largest enrollment earth sciences courses in the country.